While down slightly from last year’s record number of new product introductions, this past year was still one of the most active in recent history. Yet, despite the high numbers, success rates remained consistent with rates over the past decade. Less than one-quarter of introductions met the New Product Pacesetters hurdle of $7.5 million or greater in year-one sales. In fact, only 3% of food and beverage introductions and 1% of non-foods exceeded $50 million in their first year. //

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